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[texts]To Kill A Mockingbird - Lee, Harper
An American classic, this story follows Atticus Finch, a lawyer who attempts to break down the barriers of race by defending an innocent man who has been wrongfully imprisoned because of racial prejudice. In a parallel plot, Finch's young children Scout and Jem, who attempt to learn more about the town shut-in, "Boo" Radley. Suggested Level: UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.UP; C3; Racism--Fiction; Prejudice--Fiction; Legal Defense--Fiction; Atticus Finch (Fictitious character); UP; Fiction; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 28,928
[audio]Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor
The 1976 winner of the Newbery Medal, this novel tells the story of how the Logan family survives poverty and racism in the rural United States during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Keywords: LIT.UP; Historical Fiction; C3; Racism--Fiction; LIT; UP; Audiobooks; Chapter Books (Long); Fiction
Downloads: 26,623
[texts]The Giver (& Activity) - Lowry, Lois
12 year-old Jonas lives in a society in which everyone is given a job. But when Jonas becomes the receiver of memory, he begins to discover the horrible truth about the society in which he lives. Suggested Level: UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: LIT; UP; LIT.UP; C3; Chapter Books (Long); Science Fiction; Ethics--Juvenile fiction; Social values--Juvenile fiction; Games and activities--(Primary)
Downloads: 9,594
[texts]Matilda - Dahl, Roald
The story of a very smart girl born to a family that doesn't appreciate her gifts, Matilda is the tale of how one little girl, armed with intelligence and a little magic, can help save a school from tyranny and ruin. Suggested Level: UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.UP; C3; Psychokinesis--Fiction; Fantasy; Schools--Juvenile fiction; Revenge--Juvenile fiction; UP; Fiction; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 9,436
[texts]The Little Prince (Audiobook) - De Saint-Exupéry, Antoine, 1900-1944
The story of a little prince from a nearby asteriod and his journey across the universe. Suggested Level: LP (Lower Primary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.LP; C3; Travel--Juvenile fiction; LP; Audiobooks; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 8,109
[texts]Flowers for Algernon (& Activity) - Keyes, Daniel
After being mentally disabled for his entire life, a man undergoes a surgery to boost his IQ. Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary)
Keywords: LIT; US; LIT.US; Chapter Books (Long); People with mental disabilities--United States--Fiction; Gifted persons--United States--Fiction; Brain surgery--Fiction; Science Fiction; Games and activities--(Secondary)
Downloads: 7,497
[texts]Harrison Bergeron (& Activity) - Vonnegut, Kurt
In a world where every person is equal, those that exhibit above-average intelligence are kept in check via loud earpieces to distract them from thinking too much. Suggested Level: LS (Lower Secondary)
Keywords: LIT; LS; LIT.LS; Short Stories; Science Fiction; Mediocrity--Fiction; Gifted persons--Fiction; Dissenters--Fiction; Games and activities--(Secondary)
Downloads: 6,668 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[texts]Fahrenheit 451 (& Activity) - Bradbury, Ray (1920-2012)
In a society where all books are burned instead of read, one man will stand up for knowledge and literacy. Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary)
Keywords: LIT; US; LIT.US; Chapter Books (Short); Science Fiction; Satire; Political Fiction; Book burning--Fiction; State-sponsored terrorism--Fiction; Totalitarianism--Fiction; Censorship--Fiction; Games and activities--(Secondary)
Downloads: 3,524
[texts]From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler - Konigsburg, E. L.
Winner of the 1967 Newberry Medal for Outstanding Children's Literature, this classic follows Claudia Kincaid and her younger brother Jimmy as they run away from home to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. While secretly living in the museum, Claudia discovers a famous statue, supposedly carved by Michelangelo. During her investigation into this unique piece of art, Claudia stumbles upon Mrs...
Keywords: LIT; LIT.UP; Runaway children--Juvenile literature; Art--Juvenile fiction; Metropolitan Museum of Art; UP; C3; Chapter Books (short); Fiction
Downloads: 3,197
[texts]The Complete Sherlock Holmes - Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan, 1859-1930
The following is a collection of all the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These novels follow the adventures of the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes and his friend and assistant, Dr. John Watson. Over the course of the novels, Holmes uses his above-average observation skills to solve crimes. But when Holmes and Watson come up against Professor Moriarty, a worthy but villainous opponent, will Holmes' intellect be enough to save them? Recommended Titles Include: A Study...
Keywords: Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)--Fiction; LIT; US; LIT.US; Private investigators--England--Fiction; Detective and mystery stories, English
Downloads: 3,132 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[texts]The Golden Compass - Pullman, Philip, 1946-
The story of a world where all people have daemons, animals that have the ability to change shape depending on how their owners are feeling. Lyra, a young and adventurous girl, accompanied by her more conservative daemon Pan, embark on the adventure of a a lifetime in this fantasy classic. Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.US; US; Belacqua, Lyra (Fictitious character); Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction; Quests (Expeditions)--Juvenile fiction; Young adult science fiction; Science fiction; Chapter Books (Long); C3
Downloads: 2,124
[texts]Beauty And The Beast - Barbot de Villeneuve, Gabrielle-Suzanne
In this classic French fairy tale, a young girl named Belle agrees to be imprisoned by a monstrous Beast to save her father from certain death. But is the Beast what he appears to be, or is there more to him than meets the eye. After all, who could ever learn to love a Beast? Suggested Reading Level: LP (Lower Primary).
Keywords: Children's literature, English; Beauty and the beast (Tale); Fairy Tales; Fairy Tales--France; Magic--Fiction; LIT.LP; LIT; C3; Folklore -- France; Short Stories
Downloads: 1,839
[movies]The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Carle, Eric
A caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly in this classic children's story.Suggested Level: EE (Early Education)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.EE; EE; C3; Picture Books; Video; Caterpillars--Fiction; Butterflies--Fiction; Metamorphosis--Fiction
Downloads: 1,827
[movies]A Collection of Episodes: Wishbone
Wishbone was a very popular children's show in the 1990s. Its purpose was to teach children about the joys of reading. The show takes some of the most popular stories of all time and acts them out at a child's level. The protagonist is a young, spunky Jack Russel Terrier named Wishbone. The following episodes are included: Rosie, Oh, Rosie, Oh (Season 1, Episode 4): a re-telling of Romeo and Juliet, the story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families...
Keywords: Wishbone (Television program); Wishbone (Fictitious character); LIT; LIT.UP; Faust; Wishbone (Fictitious character); Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431; Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619-1655--Drama; Sherlock Holmes (Fictitious character); John Watson (Fictitious character); Hound of the Baskervilles; Juliet (Fictitious character); Romeo (Fictitious character); Don Quixote (Fictitious character)--Drama; Sancho Panza (Fictitious character); Faust--Drama; Victor Frankenstein (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character); Literary adaptation; C3
Downloads: 1,441
[texts]The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943
A young rabbit gets into trouble when he steals vegetables from Mr. McGregor, the farmer next door in this children's classic. Recommended Reading Level: LP (Lower Primary).
Keywords: LIT; Rabbits -- Juvenile fiction; Children's stories, English; Peter Rabbit (Fictitious character); LIT.LP; C3; LP; Picture Books
Downloads: 1,364
[texts]Les Miserables - Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
Les Miserables ("The Miserables" in English) was a novel written by Victor Hugo about the June Rebellion, a failed attempt to overthrow the French government during the summer of 1832. The story follow Jean Valjean- a former convict who starts a new life for himself under an assumed name- and Javert- the rule-following police inspector determined to hunt him down. Other memorable characters include:Fantine: a working woman that turns to prostitution to pay for her daughter Cosette. Cosette: a ...
Keywords: June Rebellion--Literature; Class Struggle--France; Poverty--Literature
Downloads: 1,309
[texts]Oral Literature In Africa - Finnegan, Ruth
Learn about the tradition of African oral literature in this text, which is widely considered to be one of the most important books written on the subject.Recommended Level: LS (Lower Secondary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.LS; Oral Literature; Storytelling--Africa
Downloads: 1,152
[texts]The Giving Tree - Silverstein, Shel
The story of a young boy and his friend, a tree that will give anything to make him happy. Suggested Level: LP (Lower Primary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.LP; C3; Trees--Fiction; Sharing--Fiction; LP; Fiction; Short Stories
Downloads: 1,141
[texts]Zofloya; Or, The Moor - Dacre, Charlotte, b. 1782; Matilda, Rosa
The beautiful Laurina de Loredani is seduced into adultery by a charming rogue and the impact of her betrayal is far-reaching. Laurina's son, Leonardo flees the city in shame while Victoria (Laurina's daughter) embarks down a dark path of murder, intrigue and sin. This Gothic story shows readers just how easy it is to be seduced into evil.Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary) OR UG (Undergrad)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.US; LIT.UG; Adulterers--Fiction; Sin--Biblical teaching--fiction; Devil--Fiction; Bandits--Fiction; Murder--Fiction; Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Downloads: 981 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[texts]Around the World in 80 Days - Verne, Jules, 1828-1905
An eccentric inventor named Phileas Fogg claims that he can go around the entire world in just 80 days. The result of this claim is a wacky, fast-paced classic that will delight the adventure lover in all of us. Suggested Reading Level: UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: Fogg, Phileas-- (Literary character); Adventure stories; Voyages, Imaginary -- Fiction; Voyages around the world -- Fiction; LIT; LIT.UP; C3; UP; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 902
[movies]Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Martin Jr., Bill
This video provides children with a fun way to learn the alphabet. Suggested Level: EE (Early Education)
Keywords: LIT; EE; LIT.EE; C3; Picture Books; Video; Alphabet books
Downloads: 900
[texts]World Famous Nursery Rhymes (Vol. 1) - Whitney, David
Children's nursery rhymes.
Keywords: Nursery rhymes; Nursery rhymes, English; Children's poetry, English; EE; LIT; LIT.EE; C3
Downloads: 796
[texts]The Paperbag Princess (Book & Video) - Munsch, Robert N., 1945-
The story of a young princess that learns that looks aren't everything with the help of a dragon, a shallow prince and a paper bag. Suggested Level: EE (Early Education)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.EE; EE; C3; Video; Short stories; Princesses -- Juvenile fiction; Dragons -- Juvenile fiction; Physical-appearance-based bias
Downloads: 707
[texts]The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer - Twain, Mark, 1835-191
The story of Tom Sawyer, a young man who is an expert at getting what he wants. But when Tom and his best friend Huck stumble onto murderers and thieves, their lives will never be the same. Suggested Reading Level: UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: Male friendship -- Fiction; Boys -- Missouri -- Juvenile fiction; LIT; LIT.UP; Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction; Missouri -- Juvenile fiction; C3; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 673
[texts]Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Audiobook) - Viorst, Judith
A young boy complains about his horrible day. Suggested Level: EE (Early Education)
Keywords: LIT; EE. LIT.EE; C3; Video; Children — Attitudes
Downloads: 667
[texts]The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz - Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919
The story of Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas that is thrown into the magical land of Oz, a world filled with witches, munchkins, scarecrows, tin men and other creatures. But all Dorothy really wants is to make it back home to Kansas. Suggested Reading Level: LP (Lower Primary) OR UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: LIT; Oz (Imaginary place) -- Fiction; Fantasy fiction; LIT.LP; LIT.UP; Wizards -- Juvenile fiction; Children's stories, American; C3; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 627
[audio]The Watsons Go To Birmingham - Curtis, Christopher Paul
An African-American family living in Michigan decides to move to the titular city in the American South.  The tragic events they witness in Birmingham itself greatly affect the family as a whole. Suggested Level: UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: Family--juvenile Fiction; LIT.UP; Urban Violence; Siblings--Juvenile Fiction; C3; UP; Audiobook; Chapter Books (Long); Fiction
Downloads: 596
[texts]Anne Of Green Gables - Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942
A young orphan named Anne is adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who live in a place called Green Gables. In this coming of age story, Anne discovers her place in the world and her place in a new family. Suggest Reading Level: UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: LIT; Orphans--Fiction; Friendship--Fiction; Prince Edward Island -- Juvenile fiction; Country life -- Juvenile fiction; LIT.UP; C3; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 593
[movies]Are You My Mother? - Eastman, P.D.
A children's classic about a young bird that goes looking for its mother. Suggested Level: LP (Lower Primary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.LP; C3; Birds--Fiction; Mothers--Fiction; Motherhood--Juvenile fiction; LP; Fiction; Video; Picture Books (Short)
Downloads: 574
[audio]Dear Mr Henshaw - Clearly, Beverly
Leigh Botts, a troubled-elementary schooler, writes to his favorite author Boyd Henshaw for a class assignment--and the reply he receives changes his life.  Two "discs" (files). Suggested Level: UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.UP; Family--juvenile fiction; Role models; UP; Audiobooks; Fiction
Downloads: 566
[texts]Brave New World - Huxley, Aldous (1894-1963)
A science-fiction, distopian look at a globalized future in which every aspect of people's lives are controlled by a singular, centralized government. Suggested Level: LS (Lower Secondary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.LS; Dystopias--Fiction; Government centralization--literature; Globalization--literature; Science fiction--20th century; London (England)--Fiction; Population control; Arrested development; Consumerism (Economics); Hallucinogenic drugs--Fiction; New Mexico--Fiction; Isolation (Philosophy)--Fiction; Savage--Fiction; Drug use
Downloads: 554
[texts]Black Beauty - Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878
A story told through the unique point of view of Black Beauty, a horse with a spirit like no other. Suggested Reading Level: UP (Upper Primary).
Keywords: Horses - Juvenile Fiction; LIT; LIT.UP; C3; Animal welfare -- Juvenile fiction; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 466
[texts]Shakespeare's Sonnets - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
William Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers, dramatists and poets of all time. He is thought to have lived in the 1500/1600s in England. The following is a collection of Shakespeare's famous sonnets.Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.US; Sonnets, English; Poetry, English; Love--Poetry; Lust--Poetry; Beauty--Poetry; Time--Poetry; Nature--Poetry; Seasons--Poetry; Stars--Poetry
Downloads: 460
[texts]The Works Of Edgar Allan Poe - Poe, Edgar Allen
Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet and author most famous for his macabre themes. The following is a collection of short stories, poems and literary criticisms and includes such famous works as Annabel Lee, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum and the Cask of Amontillado. Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.US; Romantic fiction; Romanticism--Poetry; Poetry, American; Fiction, American; Death--Fiction; Love--Poetry; Murder--Fiction; Revenge--Fiction; Mystery fiction--American; C3
Downloads: 456
[movies]Make Way For Ducklings - McCloskey, Robert
A literary classic about a family of ducks that find a home in the most unlikely of places.Suggested Level: LP (Lower Primary)
Keywords: LIT; LP; LIT.LP; Picture Books; Video; C3; Ducks--Fiction; Boston (Mass.)--Fiction; Caldecott medal winner--1942
Downloads: 454
[texts]The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a famous American short story Ichabod Crane, a skeptical schoolteacher who moves to the small glen of Sleepy Hollow. He quickly finds love in the form of Katrina Van Tassle, the daughter of a wealthy farmer. But things in Sleepy Hollow aren't all that they seem. The townspeople live in dread a phantom spectre called The Headless Horseman, about which very little is known...
Keywords: LIT; LIT.LS; Ghosts--Fiction; Horror classics; Headless Horseman (Fictitious character); Sleepy Hollow (N.Y.)--Fiction; LS; Fiction; Short Stories
Downloads: 449
[movies]Badger's Parting Gifts - Reading rainbow (Television program)
The Reading Rainbow presentation of Badger's Parting Gifts, a book that helps young children deal with the loss of family members or members of the community. Suggested Level: LP (Lower Primary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.LP; Death--Juvenile fiction; Legacy--Juvenile fiction; LP; Video; Fiction; Animal Main Character
Downloads: 430
[texts]Sleeping Beauty & Other Traditional Fairy Tales
Read the following short stories in this collection: Sleeping Beauty, Blue Beard, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast. Recommended Reading Level: LP (Lower Primary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.LP; C3; Fairy tales
Downloads: 427
[texts]Peter Pan (Or, Peter and Wendy) - Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937.
The story of a young boy named Peter who lives forever as a child and his friend Wendy, who he takes with him to a magical land of adventure, pirates, magic and danger. Suggested Reading Level: UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: LIT; Never-Never Land (Imaginary place) -- Fiction; Imaginary societies -- Juvenile fiction; Pirates -- Juvenile fiction; Fantasy fiction; Pirates--Juvenile fiction; LIT.UP; C3; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 423
[texts]A Little Princess - Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924
The story of a young girl named Sara who becomes very poor after her father dissapears. She is forced to work as a servant at the school she once attended and is treated horribly, but Sara uses her imagination to escape her less-than-extraordinary life. This story teaches girls that they all have a little but of princess in them. Recommended Reading Level: UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: LIT; Orphans--Fiction; LIT.UP; Boarding schools--Fiction; London (England)--Fiction; Children's stories, English; C3; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 402
[texts]The Railway Children - Edith Nesbit
When their father is taken away by strangers, three children move with their mother to a cottage near a railway station.  Adventure ensues. Suggested Level: LP (Lower Primary)
Keywords: C3; LIT.UP; Juvenile Fiction; Adventure Stories; Family--juvenile Fiction; UP; LIT; Fiction; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 396
[texts]Anansi & the Yam Hills - Auld, Michael
The story of Anansi, the West African trickster God and his attempt to trick people out of their loot and outwit a witches' curse. Suggested Level: LP (Lower Primary)
Keywords: Fiction; Chapter Books (Short); Fables; Animal Main Character; Spiders--Juvenile fiction; LIT; LIT.LP; LP; C3; Witches--Juvenile fiction; Anansi (Legendary character)--Fiction
Downloads: 381
[movies]Where The Wild Things Are (Video) - Sendak, Maurice
The story of Max, a rambunctious boy that one day finds himself in a world of "wild things," gigantic creatures that make him their king. Suggested Level: LP (Lower Primary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.LP; C3; Fantasy; Monsters--Fiction; LP; Picture Books (Long); Video
Downloads: 380
[movies]The Tale of Benjamin Bunny - Potter, Beatrix
From the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, comes the story of his cousin Benjamin in this video narrated by Tim Bulkeley.Suggested Level: LP (Lower Primary)
Keywords: Rabbits -- Juvenile films; LIT; LIT.LP; C3
Downloads: 337
[texts]The Firebrand - Bradley, Marion Zimmer
A feminist re-telling of the events surround the Trojan War. The focus of events shifts to Cassandra, a young girl with the gift of visions bestowed to her by the God Apollo. But do these visions carry a heavy price? Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary)
Keywords: Fantasy--1980-1990; Trojan war--Fiction; Cassandra (Legendary character); LIT; US; LIT.US; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 333
[texts]Poems of Emily Dickinson - Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886
Emily Dickinson was an American poet that published around 1800 poems during her lifetime. Her works are thought to be among the most iconic poems of all time. The following is a collection of her poetry, including the famous works Because I Could Not Stop for Death, Behind Me Dips Eternity, and Hope is the Thing with Feathers. Recommended Level: LS (Lower Secondary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.LS; Death--Poetry; Nature--Poetry; Poetry--American
Downloads: 326
[texts]Faust - Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832
The story of a man seduced into a deal with the Devil. Faust sells his soul and must reap the consequences of his actions. Recommended Reading Level: US (Upper Secondary)
Keywords: Faust (Legendary character)--Drama; Devil--Drama; Hell--Biblical teaching--Drama; LIT; LIT.US; Love--Drama; Drama (Long)
Downloads: 325
[texts]Autobiography of Mark Twain
Learn more about the life of Samuel Clements aka Mark Twain, the American author that penned Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Suggested Level: LS (Lower Secondary)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.LS; LS; Non-fiction; Autobiographies; Authors; American--18h century--Biography
Downloads: 308
[texts]The Secret Garden - Burnett, Frances Hodgson
The story of Mary, a young child who is sent to live with her shut-in uncle who holds the key to a secret that he has kept locked away for years. Suggested Reading Level: UP (Upper Primary)
Keywords: LIT; Orphans--Fiction; Yorkshire (England)--Juvenile fiction; Gardens--Fiction; LIT.UP; People with disabilities--Fiction; C3; Chapter Books (Long)
Downloads: 293
[texts]World Famous Nursery Rhymes (Vol. 3) - Whitney, David (Ed.)
A collection of nursery rhymes from around the world. Perfect for beginner readers or reading aloud. Suggested Level: EE (Early Education)
Keywords: LIT; LIT.EE; Nursery rhymes--Literary collections; C3
Downloads: 293
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